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Islanders sign defenseman Helgeson to one-year, two-way deal

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The Islanders have signed defenseman Seth Helgeson to a one-year, two-way deal, filling the team’s requisite Ex-Devil quota for the season.

The 6’-4”, 210-pound Helgeson was a fourth round pick of New Jersey in 2009 and played 50 games for them over the years, collecting a grand total of one goal and three assists. He’s played over 200 games with their old AHL affiliate in Albany.

I wonder if this signing is related to Chris Lamoriello, the Islanders’ Director of Player Personnel, who was the Albany Devils’ GM from 2001-2015. Seems like Helgeson be a depth player for the Sound Tigers this season.

Michael Fornabaio calls him a steady presence for a young Bridgeport blueline. And here’s a scouting report from All About The Jersey:

Hey, we told you not to expect a ton of action from the Islanders today. Carry on.